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Ice-skating rink or a fun new family zone?

MYSTERY still surrounds what could become of Bunnings' current building as the company looks to relocate to another site within the city.

When Bunnings CEO Peter Davis announced earlier in the month that it was looking for a new location in Bundaberg - pending a development application approval from Bundaberg Regional Council - speculation mounted as to what would become of the current building.

The NewsMail put that question to its Facebook readers and was overwhelmed with an array of responses ranging from the logical to the incredulous.

Everything from businesses to an entertainment or sporting complex was suggested.

An ice-skating rink and an indoor water park were high on people's wish lists.

"An indoor fun park or maybe a permanent ice-skating rink," Misty Dilli said.

"Yes. An ice-skating ring would be perfect for Bundy," Toni Brent said.

Popular business suggestions included Ikea and Bunnings' rival - Masters.

But some readers did not want another business and instead wanted a more child-friendly entertainment complex.

"Bundaberg really needs a place for parents with young children with a family friendly cafe," Angela Forknall said. "And a suitable age appropriate indoor play area for babies and toddlers."

While complexes to accommodate sports such as karting, hockey and indoor soccer were popular, some readers felt the region was already oversaturated with enough gyms.

"Anything, as long as it's not a 24-hour gym," Steph Seymour said.

Some of the more outlandish suggestions were a Clive Palmer run casino, a Nandos store - which could make it the largest Nandos store in the southern hemisphere - and lastly, a Mad Max inspired thunderdome where two men enter and only one leaves. Mr Davis said the new location would cost more than $39 million and employ more than 170 locals and create over 270 jobs during the construction stage.

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